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Middle/High School Early Enrollment

The Early Admissions enrollment period begins on September 28th, 2019.

2019-20 Middle/High School Early Enrollment

For students who were in MPS for 7th grade:

  • Current MPS families with an active MPS Parent Portal account can apply online through Parent Portal.
  • Current MPS Families without an active MPS Parent Portal account must attend a help session or have a MPS Parent Portal account created at the child’s school or MPS Central Office.

For students who were not in MPS at 7th grade:

Students who were not in an MPS school in 7th grade who wish to apply to a Select Criteria high school will need to provide the following information:

  • Student’s seventh grade attendance data (number of days absent and number of days in the school year)
  • Student’s seventh grade report card
  • Student’s seventh grade standardized test results (WI Forward Exam individual student report if available; other standardized tests may be used if the WI Forward is not available)

Application help sessions will take place throughout the city to assist families in completing their applications. A copy of the report card needs to be uploaded with the student’s online application. If you need assistance, please visit a help session, or MPS Central Services, room 133 by November 3rd, 2019.

This fall, Milwaukee Public Schools is also inviting all 5th-grade students in traditional K–5 schools to select their middle school during Early Enrollment.

The students will make their selections at the same time as 8th-grade families in K–8 and middle schools who will choose their high school during Early Enrollment.

hamilton high schoolApply in three steps:


Step 1 - Find the schools that are right for you!


Step 2 - Apply!

  • Families may choose up to five schools, ranked in order of preference. Students will be enrolled in the highest-ranked school to which they are accepted. We encourage families to make five selections to better ensure a school enrollment for fall.
  • morse middle schoolFamilies with an active MPS Parent Portal account can apply online through Parent Portal.
  • Application help and testing sessions will take place throughout the city to assist families in completing their applications. Families without an active MPS Parent Portal account must attend a help session or have an account created at their child’s school.
  • Students who do not attend a Milwaukee Public School and are applying to Rufus King, Golda Meir, Milwaukee High School of the Arts (MHSA), Reagan, or Riverside must attend one test session. The test will be valid at all five schools.

    MPS students in the 8th grade will take the test in their school.  They will NOT need to test at any of the three testing sessions.  
    Meir students must also submit letters of recommendation and MHSA students must audition. For details about the criteria used, see the Select Criteria page.
     

    Students not currently enrolled in MPS must register for an on-demand testing session. Only one test session at one location needs to be selected and the testing location does not need to be same as the school(s) to which you are applying. Test sessions will take place the following dates/times/locations:

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Ronald Reagan HS (4:30pm or 6:00pm)
    Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Riverside HS (4:30pm or 6:00pm)
    Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Golda Meir HS (8:30am or 10:00am)

    Pre-registration is required for attendance at an on-demand testing session. All test sessions are full at this time.

  • Application help and testing sessions information can be found here, Early Admissions Pathway Flyer

high school gradsStep 3 -  You’ll receive your school enrollment by early December!

  • As noted above, students will be enrolled in the highest-ranked school to which they are accepted.
  • If you do not choose a school during Early Enrollment, we will make a school placement based on your student’s current program or neighborhood school


 

 

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